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EL RENO, Okla. — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has toured the area where two people were killed by a tornado over the weekend, saying it was “just unbelievable that anybody could survive.”
Stitt traveled Monday to El Reno, a city about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City that was hit by a tornado Saturday night. The tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park.
Authorities say 29 people were injured. The University of Oklahoma Medical Center says it took in 17 people, including four children, and that 14 remained hospitalized Monday. Officials says victims taken to other facilities have been treated and released
The National Weather Service says the tornado had wind speeds of up to 165 mph.
Stitt says he spoke with President Donald Trump, who expressed concern for the victims and noted federal assistance was available.
Justin Sloggett reacts while talking about his parents furniture store, The Saving Place Rustic Furniture and Mattress, after a suspected tornado destroyed their warehouse in Sapulpa, Okla., early Sunday, May 26, 2019. Sloggett was keeping an eye on the store at sunrise. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)